NEW HORROR DVD & BLU-RAY HORROR RELEASES FOR THE WEEK OF FEBRUARY 18, 2013

Here’s the new offerings for this week, and it’s quite a large selection. What are you planning on checking out?

!!!!a 4 Course MealA FOUR COURSE MEAL (2006):

Fill up on this low-budget throwback horror anthology! A TV chef goes overboard on a tartare recipe, a killer demon solves prisoner overpopulation on death row, an ogre preys on children in ancient Russia, and a business office has to cope with affirmative action for zombies. Max Hartman, Laura Bailey, Ilram Choi, and Mojo Nixon star. 95 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on DVD on 2/19/13

!!!!AXEDAXED (2012):

When a loyal company man (Jonathan Hansler) is unexpectedly downsized, something inside him snaps. Instead of just taking it out on his boss and/or coworkers (as your standard-issue psychopath might do), he decides that his family will have to pay the price for his recent misfortune…so he plans an outing for everyone with the hidden aim of turning it into a massacre. Topical shocker co-stars Andrea Gordon, Nicola Posener. 84 min. Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 2/19/13

!!!!BATH SALT ZOMBIESBATH SALT ZOMBIES (2012):

Governmental crackdown on designer drugs has only led to increased consumer demand…and more opportunities for those who wish to exploit this illicit market. One such enterprising young chemist develops a potent new strand…which has the slight side effect of turning its users into violent cannibals! Rip-snortin’ horror with Brandon Salkil, Josh Eal, Ethan Holey. 90 min. Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on DVD on 2/19/13

!!!!BLOODWINEBLOODWINE (2008):

Reunited as college roommates, two girlhood friends decide to kick back from the pressure of campus life with that bottle of brandy that the strange lady at the package store recommended. Turns out that the cursed carafe has infected one young lady with vampirism, and her roomie must do battle for her immortal soul. Melissa Johnson, Lora Meins, Vanessa Leinani star. 99 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on DVD on 2/19/13

!!!!CALL OF THE HUNTERCALL OF THE HUNTER (2009):

A documentary crew heads out to a remote British manor for a project about Herne the Hunter, the legendary spectral huntsman of the woods. Perhaps they shouldn’t have said they were game for the assignment, as they get picked off one by one! Shudders and shocks with Sarah Paul, Don McCorkindale, Katrin Riedel-Kelly. 85 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on DVD on 2/19/13

!!!!CROCZILLACROCZILLA (2012):

In this awesomely-retitled creature feature from China, a ginormous crocodile is transported from its home on a farm to the residence of a mobster who plans to make a huge profit by turning the toothy terror into expensive dinners. Not taking kindly to the plan, the beast escapes and goes on a citywide rampage–just after swallowing a fortune in cash belonging to a hot female model! Tao Guo, Barbie Hsu star. AKA: “Million Dollar Crocodile.” 87 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English (dubbed). Dubbed in English.

Being released on DVD on 2/19/13

!!!!DREAMS OF THE DEADDREAMS OF THE DEAD (2007)

Bereft of inspiration and badgered by her record label, a lady rocker (Cathy Loch) packs her band off to her long-abandoned ancestral home to work in solitude. There’ll be plenty of interruptions, though, courtesy of the restless spirits slain by her demented forebear. Tony Rugnetta, Jacki Vogel, Caren Kennedy co-star. AKA: “The Haunting Of Danbury House.” 97 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on DVD on 2/19/13

!!!!EARTH DAYEARTH DAY (2009):

A group of ecological activists had better put the planet on the back burner and start saving themselves, as a mysterious assailant has targeted them for extinction! Can a wrongly accused suspect, and a victim’s twin sister, trap whoever’s trimming the treehuggers? Horror-comedy stars Daphne Danger, Adrian Salge, Gaylord Walker. 101 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on DVD on 2/19/13

!!!!EVIL OFFSPRINGEVIL OFFSPRING (2009):

Here’s an argument for keeping your GPS updated! The old couple at the remote Michigan farmhouse was always glad to see lost travelers–so there could be no shortage of sacrifices to the demonic forces dwelling in the woods! Unholy shocker stars John Anton, Jim Lewis, Sarah Szyslowski. 83 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on DVD on 2/19/13

!!!!FALLS THE SHADOWFALLS THE SHADOW: ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE (2011):

Filmed in Nashville, this postapocalyptic shocker depicts a world gone mad three years after a war decimates the United States. Returning home from combat, a soldier (David Eby) finds his wife dead and his daughter missing–leading him to band together with other survivors and hunt down the religious fanatic responsible for the nationwide calamity…while a terrifying zombie invasion is also underway. Olivia Bishop, Annie Thurman co-star. Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 2/19/13

!!!!FINAL DESTINATION 5FINAL DESTINATION 5 (2011; my review):

Sam (Nicholas D’Agosto), an average office employee, manages to save several co-workers after his vision of a bridge collapse becomes a reality. Of course, the group soon learns that death doesn’t like to be cheated, and they begin to die in a variety of creative ways. However, an ominous figure (Tony Todd) eventually emerges and offers a macabre suggestion for survival. Fifth entry in the fate-filled series co-stars Emma Bell, Miles Fisher. Not in 3D. 92 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5.1, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish; featurette.

Being released on DVD, Blu-ray Widescreen, & Blu-ray 3D/blu-ray on 2/19/13

!!!!HOLLOWHOLLOW (2011):

Found footage! Found footage! This time, the footage was found in England’s Suffolk region, near the roots of a huge, frightening-looking tree located on a ruined property. The video was taken by four friends on holiday–two young couples who stumble upon a gruesome past involving the tree that might just be roaring out of the hidden realms of the netherworld to claim new victims. Emily Plumtree, Matt Stokoe star in this British indie shocker. 89 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; Subtitles: English.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray/DVD Combo on 2/19/13

!!!!I LOVE YOU TO DEATHI LOVE YOU TO DEATH (2012):

It’s not surprising to see the tragic and sudden loss of a loved one met with denial, but then there’s the case of Clay Foster (Travis Mendenhall), who is determined to track down the murderer of his wife (Shannon O’Dowd)…and intends to hold on to her corpse until he does so. Disturbing shocker also stars John Klemantaski, Christopher Ivins. 75 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; theatrical trailers.

Being released on DVD on 2/19/13

!!!!LAKE NOIRLAKE NOIR (2012):

Darker than Crystal Lake! Deadlier than Lake Placid! This title body of water has more than a few bodies in its sinister past, and what is supposed to be a quiet weekend getaway for some friends turns into deep, deep terror when a deranged local who doesn’t care for tourists sets off after them. Spine-tingling shocker stars Michael J. Gonzalez, Geno Romo, Michelle Damis. 92 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English; audio commentary; interviews.

Being released on DVD on 2/19/13

!!!!LITTLE RED DEVILLITLE RED DEVIL (2008):

A low-rent thug (Jim Lewis) was finding his life in crime going nowhere until a mysterious and powerful ganglord (Daniel Baldwin) decided he was worth mentoring. It’s not long before it dawns on the hapless hood that with the unholy family he’s joined, you’re in for life…and beyond! Dee Wallace, James Russo also star. 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on DVD on 2/19/13

!!!!LIVESTOCKLIVESTOCK (2009; my review):

There are bloodthirsty crime families, but none quite like the vampire cult that just entrusted clever foot soldier Victor (Fiore Leo) with drumming up new business. His first order on the agenda is to lure a pair of unsuspecting young career women to a working dinner! Creepy effort co-stars Christine C. Crawford, Johanna Gorton, Robert Hines, Irina Peligrad. 75 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on DVD on 2/19/13

!!!!LONG PIGSLONG PIGS (2007; my review)

A pair of aspiring documentarians come across what they believe will be their career-making subject: A thirtysomething parking valet who’s agreed to let them into his secret life as a hooker-hunting cannibal. As they descend into his dark world, will they find that they’ve bitten off more than they can chew? Found-footage fear-fest stars Anthony Alviano, Roger King, Vik Sahay. 81 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on DVD on 2/19/13

!!!!LURKING TERRORLURKING TERROR (2002):

What, we ask, is this world coming to when an inbred clan of cannibalistic backwoods dwellers can’t dispose of their own hapless victims, but have to rely on an otherworldly demon to handle the job? Whatever happened to work ethic? Low-budget shocker out of rural Michigan stars Alex Safi, John Anton, Rudy Hatfield, Angela Ransdell. 86 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on DVD on 2/19/13

!!!!NIGHT OF THE DEMONS 2NIGHT OF THE DEMONS 2 (1994):

In this diabolical sequel to the popular shocker, the students from St. Rita’s Academy throw a party at a haunted house, only to have it disrupted by Angela, the hostess from Hell, and her ghoulish pals. The kids try to find refuge at a teen dance, but things get even scarier there! Bobby Jacoby and Amelia Kinkade star in this special effects-filled terrorthon. 96 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray Widescreen on 2/19/13

!!!!PRISONPRISON (COLLECTOR’S EDITION) (1988):

Reopened after 30 years, a prison is the stalking ground for a wrongly executed inmate who’s returned from the grave. The jail’s new warden–a lowly guard at the time of the convict’s electrocution–experiences recurring nightmares about the case and is then witness to the ghost’s campaign of bloody vengeance. Is he to blame for the fearsome haunting? Viggo Mortensen, Lane Smith star; Renny Harlin (“Die Hard 2”) directs. 102 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; audio commentary by Harlin; interviews; more. Also includes a DVD version of the film. Two-disc set.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray Widescreen on 2/19/13

!!!!PROMISEPROMISE (2008):

A collegiate couple is driving down a deserted Arizona highway, trying to come to terms with their relationship and their future. If the crazed fundamentalist blood cult that they run afoul of has its way with them, however, the rest of their lives can be measured out in minutes! Effective low-budget shocker stars Kurt Kubicek, Noelle Wheeler, Rob Bowen, and Tiffany Shepis. 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on DVD on 2/19/13

!!!!SILO KILLER 1&2SILO KILLER (2002) & SILO KILLER 2: THE WRATH OF KYLE (2009):

Those college kids picked the wrong night to go camping in the Arizona desert, because an axe-wielding psycho is out to fill an abandoned silo with a bumper crop of carnage! Brandon Malone, Katie Carroll, Brian Reid, and Carter Hagerman star in “Silo Killer.” Hagerman returns as the murderer in the old-guy mask in “Silo Killer 2: The Wrath of Kyle,” escaped from prison and on another murder spree. This time, though, a bounty hunter (Reid) is out to make sure it’s his final harvest. Scott Alden, Chad Campbell also star. 180 min. total. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on DVD on 2/19/13

!!!!SNOW SHARKSNOW SHARK: ANCIENT SNOW BEAST (2011):

Just when you thought it was safe to go back on the slopes… A tiny Northern town is terrorized by some manner of hungry predator lurking beneath the frozen earth. Can the local authorities put an end to the horrific threat? A bit of advice: Don’t you eat the red snow, either! Real chiller stars Sam Qualiana, Michael O’Hear, Jackey Hall. 162 min. Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on DVD on 2/19/13

!!!!SPIRITS OF THE FALLSPIRITS OF THE FALL (2008):

One year after a crazed guest caused the death of his pregnant wife, a grieving hotelier (writer/director Rusty Apper) returns to his now-closed establishment. He soon discovers to his horror that the ghosts of the past have stayed long past check-out. Spooky offering from Britain also stars Rami Hilmi, Paul Kelleher, Kelly-Marie Kerr, Caroline Boulton. 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on DVD on 2/19/13

!!!!TERRORVISIONTERRORVISION (1986) & THE VIDEO DEAD (1987):

First, the Puttermans get more than better reception when they install a satellite dish; they get “TerrorVision,” which becomes home to a wandering cosmic monster who feeds on human flesh. Guess what’s coming to dinner? Sci-fi shocker stars Gerrit Graham, Diane Franklin. Next, “The Video Dead” are not abandoned rental stores; they are the undead legions who emerge from a horror film to wreak havoc in the real world, courtesy of a most unusual television. High-tech horror outing stars Rocky DuVall, Roxanna Augesen. 176 min. total. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English; audio commentary. Also includes a DVD version of the films. Two-disc set.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray Widescreen on 2/19/13

!!!!THE DEVIL INSIDETHE DEVIL INSIDE (2012; my review):

A young woman (Fernanda Andrade) returns to Rome 20 years after her mother (Suzan Crowley) had killed three people and went mad during a failed exorcism. Seeking the truth about the incident along with a documentary film crew, the daughter encounters disturbing interference from the Vatican before latching on to two priests (Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth) who agree to help her seek victory over evil. Found-footage-style shocker co-stars Ionut Grama, Bonnie Morgan. 83 min. Widescreen; Soundtracks: English DTS HD 7.1 Master Audio, French Dolby Digital 5.1, Spanish Dolby Digital 5.1, Portuguese Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English (SDH), French, Spanish, Portuguese.

Being released on DVD & Blu-ray Widescreen on 2/19/13

!!!!THE MOORINGTHE MOORING (2012):

A boating trip for some teenage girls attending a technology-free camp in the Idaho mountains and their counselor takes an unexpected–and frightening–turn when they’re stranded along the river and they encounter a mysterious couple. Before long the girls are on the run through the wilderness from a deranged killer. Suspense-filled thriller stars Thomas Wilson Brown, Clark Perry, Hallie Todd. 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, Spanish; behind-the-scenes footage; interviews.

Being released on DVD on 2/19/13

!!!!THE REMAKETHE REMAKE (2006):

Production has commenced on the controversial re-do of the cult favorite teen slasher flick “Slaughter Camp 13.” One obsessive, unbalanced fan, however, isn’t stopping at expressing their displeasure over the Internet…and let’s just say that the director isn’t getting final cut! Cassy Harlo, Meshelle Melone, Jessica Hall, Doug Koblicz star. 82 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on DVD on 2/19/13

!!!!THE UNDERNEATHTHE UNDERNEATH (2012):

That’s where a young couple goes after dropping into a wilderness sinkhole–finding themselves stranded in a terrifying cave…with no way out! Worse yet, they’re not alone, as they discover when they are hunted by freakish humanoids that test their ability to overcome their worst fears. Holt Boggs, Natalie Wilemon, and Ashlynn Ross star in this action-packed shocker. Soundtrack: English.

Being released on DVD on 2/19/13

!!!!THEY MUST EATTHEY MUST EAT (2006):

You know your life’s bottoming out when you have to move into your uncle’s basement, as did warehouse worker/full-time loser Sanford (John Anton). When you discover that said basement is filled with flesh-eating ghouls that obey your every command, you’re ready to dish out payback to those who wronged you. Terror-filled tidbit also stars Rudy Hatfield, Jessica Hall, Heather Doba. 85 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on DVD on 2/19/13

!!!!TOTEM & TABOOTOTEM & TABOO (2011):

Having had his fill of the stresses of modern society, a man packs his family off to the backwoods for some character-building struggles against the elements. When his first bow-hunting expedition results in the accidental slaying of a local hermit, his attempted cover-up pushes him into full-blown, and dangerous, paranoia. Cameron Hartl, Joy Nyveen, Vanessa Pilon star. 113 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on DVD on 2/19/13

!!!!UNDERGROUND LIZARD PEOPLEUNDERGROUND LIZARD PEOPLE (2011):

Taking a spate of urban legends to heart, a group of young documentarians heads into a maze of catacombs far below Los Angeles in search of the half-reptilian dwellers purported to exist therein. They’ll discover to their mounting terror that they ain’t no legends, in this found footage fear-fest. Clint Byrne, Caitlin Gold, Lauren Klemp, Jared Cohn star. 70 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on DVD on 2/19/13

!!!!WANDERLOSTWANDERLOST (2009):

Few have had to pay for the sins of the father like Jacob (Mitch Rumfelt), who, after a lifetime’s abuse, slew his sadistic dad. Turns out that Pop was demonically possessed…and Jacob, as inheritor of the curse, has since spent an isolated existence riding the rails. Can a young painter (Aubrey Adams) hold the key to his salvation? Darren Kohler, Rob Hunt, Imhotep Dlanod also star. 90 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.

Being released on DVD on 2/19/13

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